360 Environmental
  26th May 2015  

360 Newsletter

Apologies

Although I am sure most people hadn't noticed, the last newsletter we sent out was in November. Apologies for this, but we are now back on track and normal service has been resumed.


360 Training courses

We are running another of our popular Whistlestop Waste Legislation Courses on

Tuesday 30th June

This will take you through all the areas of waste legislation and ensure you understand what is needed to be compliant. A full list of topics and details for booking are shown here.


360 News articles


Newslinks
  1. Carrier bag use in Scotland falls by as much as 90%
  2. New Enforcement Undertakings list published
  3. Report indicates landfill still the cheapest option for mattresses
  4. UN report suggests up to 90% of world's e-waste is illegally dumped
  5. England reaches 45% recycling but total household waste increases
  6. NI household waste increases but less to landfill
  7. Landfill Tax now at £82.60/tonne rising to £84.40 in 2016
  8. Waste Shipments Consolidated waste list published
  9. Digest of waste and resources 2015 published
  10. RDF exports set to reach 2.5m tonnes in 2015
  11. Aylesford Newsprint enters administration

New Consultations - details here. 

SEPA - BAT for composting - closed 27 Feb

Events - details here

24 - 25 June - ESA/CIWM Conference - London
15 - 17 Sep 2015 - RWM - NEC Birmingham


Prosecutions - details here (including all previous ones)

EA
  • Waste illegally dumped and burned near protected area in Teesside - 22 May 
  • Burton man jailed for 7 months over illegal waste site - 22 May Gateshead man allowed unlicensed vehicle dismantling - 14 May Second hand store owner burned waste illegally in County Durham - 13 May 
  • Nottinghamshire landfill site shut down after enforcement action - 30 Mar 
  • Lincoln man guilty of dumping waste near Leicestershire river - 30 Mar
  • Waste company owner given suspended prison sentence for waste tyre offences - 25 Mar
  • Wokingham shipping company and director fined and sentenced for illegal export of waste - 23 Mar
  • Somerset farm offers £5,000 civil sanction for polluting river - 16 Mar
  • Sunshine company skipped the rules - 12 Mar
  • 6 arrests in nationwide waste dumping raids - 10 Mar
  • Sheffield company must pay £38,000 for illegally spreading waste - 5 Mar
  • Company hands over almost £250,000 proceeds of crime - 28 Jan
  • SITA fined over £110,000 for breaching permit at Surrey landfill - 14 Jan
  • Gloucestershire man sentenced to 18 months in prison for waste offences - 14 Jan
  • Smelly site drove people indoors - 14 Jan
  • Prison and a tag for Wellingborough recycler - 14 Jan
  • Wolverhampton man handed Community Order for attempting to ship waste illegally - 10 Dec
  • Waste operator to pay £19,000 - 4 Dec
  • Lincoln waste company director sentenced to prison - 25 Nov
  • Norfolk company fined almost £1 per illegal tonne - 21 Nov
SEPA
  • Perthshire landfill operator fined £20,000 for licence breaches
  • Tyre recycling company and director fined a total of £8,000 for waste offences at three sites in the West of Scotland - 1 May
  • Tyre recycling company director Paul Cook imprisoned - 27 Feb
  • Perthshire operator pleads guilty to waste offences - 24 Feb
  • South Lanarkshire businessman fined for waste offences - 13 Feb
  • Edinburgh waste management firm fined £4,000 for environmental offences - 30 Jan 
  • Glasgow construction firm fined £16,000 for failing to ensure licenced disposal of waste - 31 Dec
NIEA
  • Newry Company fined £500 for waste offences - 13 May
  • Crossmaglen man fined £2,500 and given suspended sentence for fuel laundering waste offences - 29 Apr
  • Mallusk skip hire company owner fined £400 for waste offences - 23 Apr
  • Strabane man given suspended sentence for waste offences - 27 Feb
  • Armagh car breaker fined £1,145 for waste offences - 20 Feb
  • Ballymoney car breaker given suspended sentence for illegal waste offences - 06 Feb
  • Castleroe car breaker given suspended sentence for illegal waste offences - 06 Feb
  • Castledawson land owner fined £1,000 for illegally keeping waste - 05 Feb
  • Craigavon construction company fined £1,500 for waste offences - 03 Feb
  • Co Antrim skip hire business and two former Directors guilty of waste crime - 09 Jan
  • Cullaville man fined £7,500 for waste offences - 15 Dec
HSE
  • Veolia fined £16k after worker suffered life changing injuries in fall - 6 May
  • Docks recycling company fined for unsuitable machine guarding - 5 May
  • Liverpool Skip Hire firm fined over fork lift truck injuries - 5 May
  • Recycling firm sentenced over worker’s severed hands - 16 Apr
  • Waste recycling firm prosecuted over worker’s crush injuries - 26 Mar
  • FCC fined £200k over worker’s death - 16 Mar
  • Mekatek fined for multiple failings at Carmarthen waste site - 27 Feb
  • Kier fined £160k over worker’s life-changing injuries - 8 Jan
  • BW Riddle fined £70k after worker fell from conveyor belt - 23 Dec
  • EMR fined £150k for worker’s death - 19 Dec
  • Recresco fined £180kover forklift death - 18 Dec
 

PRNs 

The prices below are an indication of available spot prices for PRNs. The next data to be published will be the Q2 recycling data expected on 22 July. (prices from t2e trading floor).

Paper - £0.85
Glass Melt - £14
Glass other - £13
Aluminium - £10
Steel - £11.75
Plastic - £23.50
Wood - £1.75
Net recycling - £0.85 
Net recovery - £0.75

360 Environmental Ltd

Just a reminder that we can provide a range of waste compliance support including:

  • Permitting and Planning
  • Direct registration for Packaging Regulations
  • WEEE Direct Registration and Authorised Representative
  • Environmental Management Systems including ISO14001
  • Competence Management System (alternative to WAMITAB)
  • Compliance audits and due diligence
  • Zero waste audits
  • ABTO, AATF, AE accreditation
  • TFS
  • On site training

Details are generally on the website, but if you would like more information, please contact Phil Conran.


Humour 

The room was full of pregnant women with their husbands. The instructor said, "Ladies, remember that exercise is good for you.
Walking is especially beneficial. It strengthens the pelvic muscles and will make delivery that much easier. Just pace yourself, make plenty of stops and try to stay on a soft surface like grass or a path."  "Gentlemen, remember -- you're in this together. It wouldn't hurt you to go walking with her. In fact, that shared experience would be good for you both."
The room suddenly became very quiet as the men absorbed this information. After a few moments a man at the back of the room, slowly raised his hand. 
"Yes?" said the Instructor.
"I was just wondering if it would be all right if she carries a golf bag while we walk?"
 
The lawyer says to the wealthy art collector tycoon: “I have some good news and, I have some bad news….”
The tycoon replies: “I’ve had an awful day, let’s hear the good news first?
The lawyer says: “Well your wife invested $5,000 in two pictures this week that she figures are worth a minimum of $2 to $3 million.”
The tycoon replies enthusiastically: “Well done…very good news indeed! You’ve just made my day; now what’s the bad news?”
The lawyer answers: “The pictures are of you with your secretary.”
 

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